a little EXTRA magic

We have more details to share with you today, most especially we are delighted to announce our 2017 EXTRAS for both the Spring and Fall gatherings. Before we share the BIG news that our September gathering will have Dr. Giavanni Washington in the house!!  (WOOT) we want to let you know that the special additional offerings people are making available are woven throughout both retreats and we are genuinely thrilled to the core to be wrapped with such love and care. First up, Kat Stromecki will be … View Post

with gratitude and an open heart for the world

Early in the morning of May 10, 1940 a young Belgian family was getting ready to catch a train. They lived in Antwerp and were headed to Paris for a family wedding. The small family was my grandfather, grandmother, father and aunt. My dad was 12 years old that morning and obsessed with airplanes. He could identify anything. My grandfather was at the sink shaving when my dad raced in shouting, “Dad, Dad — those are German planes!” Although my grandfather at first did not believe … View Post

how sweet it was!

The world continues to spin with all of its many demands on our time, challenges to our spirit and opportunities for growth. This time of year can be particularly full as we work to keep connected with our creative life in the midst of offering support and care to those around us. It feels particularly apt, then, to take a moment to celebrate the respite from our busy lives that Squam offers. Below, we reflect on the beauty, light, laughter and FUN of our last two gatherings of 2016. … View Post

the creative lens

a glimpse into the first few weeks of summer.   The Creative Lens is a glimpse into the week before — adventures in the city to the countryside, creative projects that I’m working on, cultural events that catch my eye, and of course a photo or two of the pups. I would love to hear what you are working on, what is calling to your heart. And always, I would love for you to join me on Instagram. xo – Forrest

the creative lens

The Creative Lens is a glimpse into the week before: photographs that inspire me, cultural events that catch my eye, or a new song I heard on the radio. Come explore with me, and of course, I would love for you to share about your week. As always, feel free to join me on Instagram — please do say hello!